TikTok for teaching

Some teachers tap TikTok to educate and connect with students. It’s helpful in a way that it keeps them interested and engaged even in a short clip. However, others are wary of the decline in student attention spans, and the information there is not verified so they might be led to incorrect information. What do you think?

I think it would be hard to use this as a formal medium of teaching to the kids especially since there are many stuff that they can view on the platform that may leave them distracted from the actual lessons.

I think students are into TikTok because they are just short clips that they can digest right away, unlike long curated videos that tends to be boring. So they might really get something from it, if they are interested in something.

I think TikTok can be actually helpful in highlighting the key points from a lesson as a recap for the students once they are at home. That way, they will be reminded of the lesson and not forget it right after class.

This is correct, if TikTok can be used so that students will be reminded of their daily lessons even at home in a more fun way, then the information retention will be longer! :relaxed:

TikTok can really be used to educate students. However, if they are in a platform with many distractions aside from the videos that they are supposed to watch, I think it will do more harm than good on the student’s ability to focus.

TikTok is a really nice jumping point for education. You might even go to the library and pick up a book about something that you just heard about on TikTok

Using TikTok as an educational tool might be used by the students as an excuse for staying in the platform way too long.